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redheadedrod

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Re: My "Knight Rider" Project 2003 Avalanche
« Reply #200 on: July 10, 2018, 08:05:57 AM »

I actually have a steering wheel positioning sensor I intend  to install. But also going to pull the connector at the ABS module and see what it looks like.

When I scanned the sensor with a Tech 2 the sensor seems to be reading correct. Currently have over 60 DTC's set for "Erratic Speed Sensor" and another 60 for "Sensor to ground". I have already changed out the hub with a brand new SKF hub and the speed sensor. So next up is checking the wiring...

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2003 Cladded Black Z71 - PC installed otherwise mostly stock.
4 Light Brake/Turnsignal
All on high and FTDRL (BCM friendly version)

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Re: My "Knight Rider" Project 2003 Avalanche
« Reply #201 on: July 13, 2018, 11:36:08 AM »

So back to the truck...

Apparently applying Never Sieze is NOT a good idea on the caliper bracket bolts... One of them fell out on me and I noticed the clunking and strange noises. Found it before it became a major issue. The other bolt was loose too because of it moving around. The other side was still tight. Ended up wiping off as much as I could and applying Loctite blue to all 4 of the bolts and putting them back in.

Decided to wait on fixing the leaks for now. So currently the only issues I have are a very minor leak between the transmission and transfer case... A bad $3 gasket... Will cost me $200 to have repaired.

Also have an apparent Oil Pan Gasket leak... Which requires dropping the front differential a couple inches and removing a crossmember to access the pan bolts. Going to use a fiber optic camera and insure the rear main seal is not leaking too. (Was replaced when had the transmission redone like 3 years ago and 20k miles ago.)

When I do the pan gasket I will be sure to do the pickup tube gasket as well. The pump still has good pressure so I don't want to mess with the front cover at all.

Since I plan to do a major overhaul of the truck in about 3-4 years I don't plan to do much more to it. I MAY just monitor the leaks and let them go for now. I am not driving the truck in the winter and may be parking it for a couple months shortly so I don't think I will likely address the leaks for now.

I will go back to working on installing the console and tracking down my Parasitic drain though once I get done doing a repair and a couple upgrades on my CTS. (The console has an I3 processor in it and some other electronics... I will be installing a Macchina M2 into the truck as well at some point with a Cellular card and GPS to mimic what I am doing with the Alarm system tracking system. The M2 with Cell card and GPS added should be able to allow me to track and do some interesting things. If I can figure out how to control the car start feature of my alarm system I MAY use the M2 in place of the "Drone" system with a custom application. Save me $100 a year in subscription fees... I think the cell phone for 1meg a month is like $25 a year.
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Re: My "Knight Rider" Project 2003 Avalanche
« Reply #202 on: January 24, 2019, 10:20:23 AM »

Truck has been sitting most of the time but due to the ex complaining that she couldn't see my turn signals when the lights were on during the day I picked up a spiffy light bar. This light bar is a normal fire and ice bar with an addition.

First off the white light is really bright... Almost as bright as the 800 lumen LED backup lights I have in the tail lights.
The red strip comes on with the running lights and is pretty bright. When you hit the brakes it lights up brighter and then flashes a few times for attention.

For turn signals it has yellow lights that come on in steps. From middle to the outside. There is a slight delay that is barely noticable. Still makes it really obvious even with the slight delay that I am turning. Very bright. This light bar is available from Opt7 but you can also find it on Amazon from the original manufacturer for cheaper.

Comes with a 4 prong plug with additional white wire for reverse. I have hardwired it into my trailer harness.

Since my car is pretty much fixed now I will be parking the truck for the winter and will be doing a couple projects on it. I will be solving the oil leak by pulling the oil pan and replacing the gasket as well as the oil pickup tube. At 278k miles I guess it is due...

I will also be doing some modifications to the bed area... But since those are related to the stereo system I will outline them in my stereo thread.

Rodney
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Re: My "Knight Rider" Project 2003 Avalanche
« Reply #203 on: January 24, 2019, 10:23:43 AM »

Also looking at lift kits, considering installing a 6" lift in the spring...
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All on high and FTDRL (BCM friendly version)
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